Teams race to secure best altitude camp locations in the Alps and Dolomites

The 2019 Tour de France heads high into the mountains
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The first WorldTour race is still more than two months away but leading teams are already competing for the best altitude camp locations across Europe as they prepare for the new intense race calendar between August and November.

According to, Hotel Parador on the Mount Teide volcano will open on June 21. However teams are unlikely to risk flying to Tenerife, with locations in the Italian and French Alps the preferred destinations for small groups of riders in July and August. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.